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FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
care more about the economy and jobs. polls show voters think romney can fix the economy and create jobs. but the media aren't connecting the dots. why not? find out next on news watch. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serus allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you have a history of heart or blood vessel probl
CNN
Oct 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
win. governor romney close but the president with an important edge among independent voters. there's also an age divide, if you look at likely voters in ohio. among voters under the age of 50, there's a big gap, 18 point lead for the president among voters under the age of 50. a smaller lead for governor romney among voters 50 and older so the republicans are withstanding the attacks on the ryan budget, the medicare attacks, but governor romney would like that lead among older, more reliable, more republican voters to be a little bit bigger than 52-46. that's one thing he needs to work on. this is significant. like in michigan, the auto bailout plays big in ohio and look at this. you might say the president's only getting 41% of white men, 46% of white women. that's actually a good number. if the president can keep above 40% among whites overall and above 40% among white men, it's pretty much game over in the electorate. this is a statistic we will watch as we get closer to election day. if the president is above 40 among whites, especially above 40 among white men, in most
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
romney imperative is to sort of make obama look bad and win over swing state voters. it's another example. we've seen it a few times this year with christie actually, the same dynamic. i can think back earlier when romney was trying to stone wall on taxes, and christie was put on national television and christie quickly realized he doesn't want to be making excuses for mitt romney not releasing his taxes. it's going to go over horribly in new jersey. doesn't look good, period. it was christie much all people who said, you know what, mitt romney should release his taxes. we've seen this a few times from christie. his brand is dependent on being seen as a bipartisan guy. you can't do anything in this situation except working cooperatively and praising president obama if you're going to be a bipartisan guy. >> let me go to another point here. while i'm talking about romney, steve, he very clearly said that fema -- last year he said fema could be privatized or handled by the states. today he wouldn't even answer questions about it. "the new york times" editorial board slammed romney f
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
lead in pelonew hampshire. 78% of likely voters approve of his response while 44% view romney's reaction favorably. neither is speaking to politicize the tragedy. how could it affect the race? could it affect the race. >> in many ways it has. look, president obama in this time of tragedy has been able to really step into the role as commander in chief and as the leader in chief and in many ways one of mitt romney's top surrogates has provided an incredible amount of cover, that is the new jersey governor chris christie. president obama was up there. let's listen what christi had to say about the president and what the president had to say about the new jersey governor. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state and heard it on the phone conversations with him but i was able to witness it today personally. >> i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people in new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> and there you have president o
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
reduce our deficit and oura little more future. while there romney and his sons rallied gop voters -- romney himself warned about and obama reelection. t means a continuing a unemployment and stagnant take-home pay. it means depressed home values. the race is considered a dead heat. put mr. obama just romney. ahead of the goal is to hundred 70 electoral votes. both campaigns are focusing on the midwest, especially ohio. no republican has won the white without the buckeye state. shift inegist says a any demographic could make the in the white house in this type were race. >> we have this reminder to our that we are tracking any nowlems at the polls through election day. tell us if you see any problems from long lines to machine malfunctions. you can send us an e-mail. we are also your home for the in election night coverage. up with abc news coverage and we will have our reporters on the ground in boston and chicago and all well. al races as that all begins at 7:00 on tuesday evening. some good news tonight when it the aftermath of sandy. first, services coming back on a schedule an
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
remoteness of mitt romney from the voter. they both carry these burdens. is this why it's so close? >> yes. in one word. and i'll give you a few more. what the president has been unbootable incumbent for really his entire term in office. you think about the condition of the macro economy, we're better off than we were four years ago but nowhere near good enough to the point where people feel confident about the american future, about the lives that their kids are going to have going forward. wages are still stagnant and growth is still tepid. the unemployment rate is still too high. the most of the country still thinks the country is on the wrong track. these are all huge, giant albatrosses for any incumbent to carry. it doesn't matter who they are. structural factors on the president. and the other is not the best kind of republican candidate you could have imagined in the circumstance and been haunted by things he's done in his past. whether it was four years ago, before he was a candidate, writing that "new york times" op-ed piece that said let detroit go bankrupt. huge issue in battleg
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
. and then, their voters are about 10 points less likely to show up than romney's voters are. then the undecided goes against the incumbebt. when you put the factors together, you are probably looking the a 4, 5 or 6-point win for romney. >> greta: you either are really right or really wrong. we will find out on tuesday night. i am curious, i suppose the same would apply to wisconsin or colorado or any other states, right? >> yes. they are making turnout assumptions that are just wrong. i think they are going to be proven dramatically wrong on election night. i think this will be apparent. i look forward to coming back on your show with a big, massive "i told you so!" >> greta: we'll roll the tape, i promise that. as a matter of fact, i am keeping a list of people i am going to have to roll tape for. thank you. >> thank you. >> greta: straight ahead, from marine to the commander in chief. senator pat robert,s, the most senior marine in congress. senator roberts is here. and coming up, former senator marco rubio, his state is critical. and right notice it is a dead heat in the sunshine
CBS
Oct 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
voters out there. but governor romney seems to be closing the gap when it comes to women voters. again we get back, ruth, to this whole deal of what's happening with the women's vote. >> it's certainly true in the swing states the president is ahead in more swing states than governor romney. however, the president's job approval rating and his number in all of these states is below 50%. that is a danger signal. >> that's not true. it's generally 50% or more. >> no, it's not. >> it is. >> >> i'm having flash backs to debates, guys. >> i won't interrupt you, if you don't interrupt me. >> we should get a lawyer to litigate this. >> schieffer: go ahead. >> if you go to realclearpolitics.com it's 47%, 48% for the president. that's a danger signal for him. in addition, since the denver debate, independent voters have continued to move to governor romney, and independent voters are, of course, the deciders. i believe that the president has to do a little better both in the swing states and nationally. as an incumbent, if you don't support him now or you're undecide, you're not likely to get t
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
was done for mitt romney and for me and others to make sure our republican voters get out to the polls, and also independents that have been identified as votes for romney and me. >> i know you have a race going on as well how is your race shaping up at this point? >> it is very good. we feel like we will win by a couple of pointos election day. senator nelson said one thing to the state of florida and done another thing in washington d.c.. and the people in the state of florida want somebody to stand up for them and that's what i will do. >> it is going to be engaging day on election day and into the night. thank you for joining. and you keep close watch as we are, too. and thank you and all of the best to you. >> thank you for having me. >> we'll go back to ohio where the campaign is making a final pitch. his campaign spokeswomen is there. >> hi, great to be here. >> nice to have you. i want to talk to you about the ground game. there is buzz about the president's comment in springfield, ohio say thag voting is the best revenge against governor romney. in the closing days, some
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
voters going to the poll. i think it's also interesting that mitt romney is expanding those battleground states. we're seeing more and more states being added to contestable states, including wisconsin, pennsylvania, colorado, nevada, maybe even iowa, maybe even michigan. so mitt romney is actually expanding the field on which he's playing, while president obama is going negative and basically just trying to create the fire wall maria discussed earlier to be able to ensure his presidency. >> maria cardona and amy holmes, thank you so much. great conversation this morning. >>> a level playing field in the workplace? women want it. studies say it's still not happening. we're going to dig deeper into an issue that's been front and center in the campaigns in recent weeks. tridion safety l which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't n
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
americans looking for work, the unemployment rate moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin, he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. >> no. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> reporter: in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. >> reporter: ohio could decide who wins the white house. not only are the candidates spending a lot of time there in these closing days. they're bombarding voters with fresh tv ads. >> who will do more for the auto industry? >> reporter: mitt romney is airing a new commercial in ohio saying workers in china benefited from the auto bailout. at a rally outside columbus, the president fired back. >> you don't scare hard working americans just to scare up some votes. >> reporter: with the race tight in nine swing states, both candidates will sprint through battleground states this weekend trying to win over a shrinking number of undecided voters and get their supporters to the polls. danielle nottingha
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
independent voters, it moved them to the right. so you see independents edging toward mitt romney. president obama has had a decided edge among moderates. fascinating new division in the electorate that we're seeing playing out. >> stay here. we'll talk more about this. brianna keeler is in milwaukee. the president will be there later today. three days out. this is the final chance for the president to make his case to voters. what's the final message going to be? >> reporter: he's countering, ali, mitt romney's message where he is talking about being the candidate of real change. we've been hearing president obama say that's not true. president obama saying that he is the candidate of change, admitting that the change has been slow going as far as improvement to the economy. but still urging voters to have patience with him. remember, yesterday with those jobs numbers out, he pointed to private sector gains, trying to show that things are heading in the right direction. the other thing, he's trying to say to voters you know me. you may not agree with me all of the time. but you k
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
you're going to get. obviously, the insinuation being that with mitt romney, voters don't. and then the other thing, this is very important especially here in wisconsin, especially where you are in ohio, talking about the auto bailout and how that has affected obviously in ohio, one of eight jobs tied to the auto industry. here in wisconsin, a lot of jobs ti tied to the auto supply industry. he has an easier time on the economic message. you look at a number of battleground states and this is true in wisconsin and ohio, unemployment here, significantly lower than the national average. 7.3% in wisconsin. 7.0% in ohio where you are. so the auto bailout message seems to be resonating a little more in these places, ali. >> and there are a lot of people, a lot of conservatives and republican supporters in both of the states who say the states have republican governors. so who do you give the credit to for the lower unemployment? the president or the republican governors? stay there. we'll get back to you. jim acosta, three days to go. mitt romney spending time in iowa today, a state with one
PBS
Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, romney 191. >>> u.s. voters seem buried under massive amounts of information and claims made by the presidential candidates. many vers can't ll whether the information is accurate or even true. nhk world's susumu kojima reports. >> in the last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. >> so how much did you cut them? >> not true. >> reporter: in the presidential debates and tv ads, both candidates have bolstered their arguments with a lot of facts. often one candidate refutes the other's information. many voters don't know who or what to believe. >> it's hard to tell a lot of times whether what they're saying is actually true. >> i think it's important in any democracy to have some way to objectively check the claims that politicians sometimes make. >> reporter: now the public is getting help from fact checkers. these experts and journalists check the accuracy of the candidates' facts and make the findings public. >> over the last 30 months, we have seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created. >> obama's f
KICU
Oct 29, 2012 11:30pm PDT
, that up tick gives president obama and romney 48% among registered voters. romney now has 5% -- 51% of the lead. voters have been showing up in groves early to cast their vote. now some political informants worry that hurricane sandy will keep folks away from polls. 15% of registered voters nationwide have already cast their billion lots. >>> that massive storm back east blew the presidential election. >> i'm worried about the impact on our first r esponders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy. >> reporter: president obama cancelled an appearance in florida as he oversees that storm. this is the first time in 40 years that that newspaper has endorsed a republican presidential candidate. for his part, romney today asked voters to consider those in sandy's path. >> a lot of people are enduring very difficult times, and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> reporter: romney replaced his online fund raising efforts with links to the american red cross to help victims of the storm. he's had to cancel campaign events but intends to visit virginia after the storm passes. >>>
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 10:00pm PDT
gives president obama and romney 48% among registered voters. romney now has 5% -- 51% of the lead. voters have been showing up in groves early to cast their vote. now some political informants worry that hurricane sandy will keep folks away from polls. 15% of registered voters nationwide have already cast their billion lots. >>> that massive storm back east blew the presidential election. >> i'm worried about the impact on our first r esponders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy. >> reporter: president obama cancelled an appearance in florida as he oversees that storm. this is the first time in 40 years that that newspaper has endorsed a republican presidential candidate. for his part, romney today asked voters to consider those in sandy's path. >> a lot of people are enduring very difficult times, and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> reporter: romney replaced his online fund raising efforts with links to the american red cross to help victims of the storm. he's had to cancel campaign events but intends to visit virginia after the storm passes. >>> happening now
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
philadelphia suburb philadelphia suburbs. romney is strong with republican voters. if suburban voters flip, romney has a real shot in the keystone state. >> if republicans are always worried about wasteful spending, this is a perfect example of wasteful spending. they don't spend any money in minnesota at all. >> one at a time. >> it's not that long ago. >> 1972 is the last time minnesota voted for a republican. >> i hate to say it, but it was richard nixon. now i've said it. robert costa, i want you to challenge my friend keith boykins. you're saying there's a horse race in michigan, and wisconsin. the numbers in wisconsin look even up. and in iowa, where the liberal des moines register just endorsed romney. so there could be some real midwestern upsets, huh? >> the point in wisconsin is true. keith boykins is right. wisconsin was wisconsin was boston by four points. the milwaukee suburbs, they went very strong for scott walker in that recall election this past summer. if that republican ground game is pretty good in wisconsin, for romney, just as for was for walker, he has a shot. >> jon
Current
Nov 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
early voters 50% voting for president obama. obama, 44% for mitt romney. election day that means mitt romney has to get 53% of the vote in florida if he's going to win. so that is a pretty hefty tag to run up. that's all according to the obama campaign. in iowa over a third of voters have already voted there. and among those early voters, you can see 64% of those are supporting barack obama. 35% of them are supporting mitt romney. and that means that mitt romney is going to need to win 59% of election-day voters. in north carolina, nearly half of all ballots have already been cast. and of those who have already been cast, 58% of those early voters favor the president. 41% of those favor mitt romney. so mitt romney is going to need to win 57% of north carolina on election day. we're seeing that pattern play out in the other swing states, too like nevada, virginia, wisconsin. so the republicans are trying to make up ground. in florida we're seeing this because republican leaders are on a two-day bus tour promoting early voting. here is romney florida campaign chairman adam putnam. >> we
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. we're four days away from a fresh stuart. >> in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering ain't it. >> danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> unemployment is sure to be one of the hot topics as the candidates swing through the battleground of virginia in the last few days before the election president obama is scheduled to hold a rally in bristol tomorrow night with former president bill cline toned and singer dave matthews. mitt romney will be in fairfax monday at george mason university. >>> a judge heard argument today over policy for poll workers. both parties have poll watchers and they are typically there to answer any questions voters have about what's on the ballot. a ruling is expected before tuesday, election day. >>> the most recent polls show the senate race between george allen and tim kaine too close to call in virginia. a survey just wednes
WHUT
Oct 30, 2012 7:30am EDT
. that's why i need your help. >> romney is targeting voters in swing states. people believe ohio will be crucial. >> this is an electtionion aboug things. the american people can't afford four more years. change that will bring and opportunity. >> a new opinion poll suggests romney has topped 50% on support of likely voters. the first time he hit that mark. abc news and "washington post" have made 1,400 likely voters from sunday to wednesday. 50% of respondents said they would vote for romney. 47% for obama. the pollsters asked who would better manage the economy. 52% said romney. 43% said obama. the election is decided by the number of electoral votes allotted to each state. there are 538 votes in the electoral college. abc news estimates obama is likely to win 217 of them, romney, 191. >>> syrian military commanders say they'll abide by a cease-fire during a muslim holiday over the weekend, but government and opposition forces have shown little sign of letting up in their fighting. >> united nations and arab league envoy organized the tuesday for the festival. government and opposition
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
editorial last sunday. the question is, which romney are voters going to get? which romney would they elect. the liberal one who ran for senate in '94, the pragmatic governor, the candidate of this year's gop primary? all politicians change positions over time. his changes raise questions over his core principles and make the details all the more troubling. would he stand-up to his own party, especially house republicans who undercut ohioan john boehner's attempts. how do you respond to that? >> look at his record. the guy created jobs. he's a job creator. we need that. jobs are the greatest moral issue when people are working, families are stronger. number two, he was governor of massachusetts. they went from deficits to surpluses from job loss to job creation. then you look at the olympics where he was a pure leader. look at his history. it tells you who he is. he's pragmatic, no question about it. he's also tough, firm and understands job creation. in terms of people not getting him, the first debate, i have never seen a debate have this much impact. the first debate gave people the chan
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 1:00am PDT
dealer's" editorial last sunday. which romney are voters going to get? which romney would they elect, the rather liberal one who ran for the senate in 1994, the pragmatic governor? the reborn moderate of recent weeks? all politicians change positions over time but romney's frequent changes raise questions about his core principles and make the lack of his policy details all the more troubling. they make you wonder if he would stand up to the more extreme elements of his own party, especially to house republicans who undercut ohioan john boehner's attempt to get a budget deal. >> look at his record. a guy created jobs, he's a job creator. we need that. jobs are the greatest moral issue in america today. when people are working, families are stronger and children are better off, number one. number two, he was governor from massachusetts. they went from deficits to surpluses, from job loss to job creation. then you look at the olympics where he was a pure leader. you look at his history, and it tells you who the guy is. he's pragmatic, no question about it. but he's also tough and he's
FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
the movement appears to be on romney's side. voters who are deciding late seem to be going for romney. early voters appear to be going for romney in large numbers. two, older voters have stuck with romney. this is a surprise to many people watching. a lot of people including me thought the paul ryan pick would open up an opportunity to demagog with the obama campaign and peel off older voters. it has not. abortion hasn't worked very well as an issue for the obama campaign. you saw it highlighted during the democratic convention and the idea was it would peel off college educated female voters and increase the gender back. the gender gap has shrunk by half in the past month, that is pretty good news for the romney campaign. martha: let's take a look at florida which is the last on the list we have in front of us -- have, excuse me. it says 49-47 quinnipiac. when you talk to some strategists they have already been fairly confident about virginia, about north carolina and about florida for mitt romney supporters. i guess the question is at this point how much stock do we put in these pol
FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 2:00am EDT
look at early voting. polls showing governor romney leading president obama 52% to 45% among voter who's already cast their ballots. newt gingrich joins us, good evening, sir. your thoughts on the gallup poll of early voters? >> if it's accurate it's devastating for obama. obama played a tremendous amount of effort into building a ground game. they're confident they can turn the vote out early. they talked about it with a sense of achievement. if this is correct, it's a remarkable result. republicans have been saying during all of the snap shots well, don't worry about early voting because republican voters tend to be older, they love to vote on election day. all of a sudden these numbers i'm surprised and i frankly thought i would not have been surprised to see it reversed and see it obama, 52, romney, 45. so this is a shocking number. but it fits something that you may have seen late last week. gallup took all of this september questions, 19,000 people pretty big universe. looking at all of them together as one group. and said the surprise is that this electorate looks more repub
FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, more voters are selecting romney on the machine in marion, ohio and it shows up obama. have you looked into these problems? are you concerned about 30 some days with voting in ohio? >> we have probably the most bipartisan, sophisticated count can operation that you can find in the country. there is always two republicans overlooking the shoulders of two democrats and vice versa. i think that we had planned for this. we are prepared to provide the security. the secretary of state has been on this but -- i don't know how they do n it in the other states. they watch one another like a hawk. frankly that is the way it ought to be. >> sean: let's talk -- look, according to every other person, we all know that no republican has made it to the white house without winning the great state of ohio will. you know the state as well as anybody. i was watching meet the press and you said with confidence you feel that the state has moved towards governor romney. short of the rasmussen poll, a lot of polls show the president is leading. why do you feel so confident? >> you have all kinds of polls. i a
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
points in governor romney's closing argument to voters. >> the closing weeks of this campaign, governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. and he is offering them change. he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> it sure ain't change. but governor romney is good at changing on every position and doing anything to win. on the trail, he's trying to sound warm and cuddly. he's now taking a soft attack. the new york times quoting him on the trail as saying, democrats love america, too. gee, governor. thanks for that. but that soft attack apparently ends there. because behind the scenes, republicans are starting to go into their get ugly, to do anything to win this election. in miami, he's running a spanish language ad tieing president obama to fidel castro and hugo chavez. yes, venezuela dictator hugo chavez. that's apparently a-okay with mitt romney. [ speaking in spanish ] >> here's
FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the storm is, romney is doing extremely well among independent voters. independent voters is what will decide this election as they have the last several. martha: you know, there is so little time left, ed. obviously this storm has taken a bite out of, out of their campaign plans. you know, where do you think the romney camp needs to be right now if they have a hope of getting there? >> well they still have to be in the formula that i laid out earlier. martha: yeah. >> can't go where there is absolute chaos. you can't go into virginia and do well. what happens when you have a president or presidential campaign coming in, you pull first-responders away to protect motorcades and what have you. right today that is detriment to those states. my sense is go to colorado, go to wisconsin, go to nevada. go to parts of ohio that aren't affected here and go to florida. don't basically go where there's big burdens on the first-responders. martha: ed, thank you so much. >> my pleasure. martha: hope to talk to you in the coming days. it will be a fascinating week ahead. >> yes it is. bill: goo
FOX News
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
panel is back and a poll of voters giving governor romney good news, will it impact the election in the end? also scenes of destruction up and down the east coast. more on aftermath of sandy coming up. ♪ [ birds chirping ] are you sure you can fit in there? [ chuckles ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] around view monitor with bird's-eye view. nice work. [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new nissan pathfinder. it's our most innovative pathfinder ever. nissan. innovation that cites. ♪ >>> sandy washed away homes but in one neighborhood fire destroyed 80-1 hub homes. firefighters battling six alarm fire in a flooded neighborhood. they had to rescue people by boat. the fire spreading from home to home. it took nine hours to contain the blaze. dozens of homes were destroyed. no one was seriously hurt. tonight new gallup poll giving us a sneak peek. polls showing governor romney leading president obama among voter who's have already cast the ballot. our panel is back. and byron, your thoughts? >> this is a big deal. because at the same time in 2008, fwal updid the same poll. and barack ob
FOX News
Oct 30, 2012 8:00pm PDT
that the latest romney ad is politics at its worst this, is going to play out before voters in ohio. your thoughts on this? >> i was in ohio yesterday. ways in hamilton county, cincinnati then over in lebanon, and then, over in delaware county. goit a good taste of southwestern ohio. last time, obama carried ohio. it is rob portman's base. they're very, very proud of them. republicans told me they believe they're going to carry hamilton county maybe by 23,000 votes. that would be a swing of 50,000 votes by itself that would guarantee carrying ohio. people in lebanon and warren county very republican. tremendously enthusiastic. they're going to vote bigger than they voted last time for mccain. in delaware county it was a very rural area we were in. i couldn't find any obama voters. obama is going to be competitive. he's going to have cleveland and areas around dayton. i think ohio probably going to end up electing josh landel to the senate. all energy development, natural gas, oil coming out in canton, youngstown, then along river valley. the war on coal which you'll remember is a hu
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
in sharp contrast to romney romney's. we can look at these polls a million different ways. they all say something different. at the end of the day, we're focused on getting the president across the country. meeting as many voters as possible. and investing in that ground game, ohio, florida, the first day of early voting yesterday, record numbers of people are m coing out to vote. there's a sign behind the president's re-election. we're confident. >> we're also seeing newspaper endorsements. president obama getting the endorsement of "new york times." the des moines register hasn't endorsed a republican since 1972 richard nixon, they endorsed romney, saying that he offers a fresh economic vision. it said that barack obama rocketed to the presidency from relative obscurity with a theme of hope and change. a different reality has marked his presidency. his record on the economy the past four years does not suggest that he would lead in the direction the nation must go in the next four years. how much does this hurt? >> they endorsed romney in the primary. it was surprising to read that editorial. it wasn't based in reality. it said that romney would reach the aisle, but it would be the exact opposite. over the cour
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
likely to find a romney-kain voter. >> this state has changed dramatically. it is a totally different state. can you talk about that, how different it is? >> we have seen a lot of changes in the south but where we have seen dramatic change is the suburbs but especially northern virginia. those are places that were solidly republican. all the sudden they become very competitive. that is the dramatic impact. >> which one tells us who wins the state? the winner of either of those is one of the big indicators. "they're going the same way every four years? >> not only is it important in terms of being an indicator it is that much more of an indicator. >> when you move west is a different story. i want to talk about hurrica man: to some people, social security is just a number. but to me, it's money that i earned. i count on social security. and i don't want washington politicians like george allen... privatizing it. if george n allen wants to risk his own money on wall street... that's fine. but i don't want him risking mine. george allen just isn't watching out for us. anncr: the democrat
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 11:00am PDT
him in polls optimistic and bullish on the state of the economy. if you're a romney voter or you're leaning towards romney in the polls probably have the opposite view. that's where we're going to see in the exit polls come november 6th. >> all right. thank you very much. we appreciate it. taking the audience to breaking news. new video, president obama walking off the helicopter after the aerial tour of new jersey with governor chris christie right there who's certainly been praising the president's response to the storm. we'll hear from the two of them likely within the hour. or very soon. about to take a ground tour. imagine they're talking with people who lost everything or much of what they have. so we'll bring it to you. another image of the day likely the image so many will be talking about and maybe leading up to the election. one of the chief surrogates for governor romney side by side with president obama as they should be in crisis. like this. and we'll have much more on that. president obama will return to the campaign trail tomorrow after wrapping up the tour of the sto
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 6:30am PDT
poll. president obama big lead with women. governor romney, big lead with men. governor romney has a two-point edge with independent voters in our poll, but president obama has an almost 20-point lead with self-described moderate voters. >> that's interesting that there's a distinction those two. >> a very important distinction and hasn't happened in political history. the taeea party moving to the right. we're just in the toledo where the jeep plant s.unemployment was 13% in that city when president obama took office. now it's at 7% rate. manufacturing, the middle class, these are the sweet spots of a democratic pitch, and they have been able to say that mitt romney, a state where the bain ads, have had an effect would not be a good stewart that have reinvestment. president obama's core argument here is economic and it's also saying, look, the policies that mitt romney will put in play are the same policies that got us in trouble in the first place. the raw politics of this are fueling the ground game right now. >> let's talk about the numbers. the u.s. economy added 171,000 jobs in
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
voters. president obama 44%. governor romney, 51%. why after all this time does governor romney beat president obama when it comes to the question of who could best handle the economy? >> well, first of all, candy, there's a plethora of polls out there. >> a lot of them sort of show this, david. >> i actually prefer the cnn polls. i like the one you put out on friday where we were ahead in ohio and in states like ohio and elsewhere people know the reality, which is the president took tough steps to save our economy from freefall to save the auto industry, which governor romney would not have done, and he has a vision of how to move this economy forward. that will rebuild the middle class. that will -- and governor romney who runs around this country now saying i represent change doesn't represent change. he what he represents is a return to a failed task. >> still more feel think the governor would do better with the economy than the president. >> in that particular poll -- in that particular poll, candy, that may be the case, but in reality that's not the case. if you look at what i
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 3:00am PDT
romney among white voters who do not have a college degree. that's very important. >> and by the way, i think he's up, what, 30% in florida? >> 30. >> he's up 30 points, willie, in florida among white voters. but in ohio, he's dead even. >> dead even. florida and virginia. >> and virginia. >> 30 points. >> think about how much of the negative bain advertising took place this summer you still see it in the numbers, doesn't care about people like me. romney's numbers are still upside down. people say governor romney doesn't care about people like them. that is still the result of a summer of pummeling in ohio by the obama campaign and the democratic super pacs which worked ohio harder, knowing that the state could be a firewall, knowing that they could hold the electoral map and take ahold of ohio. they hit him harder there than anywhe anywhere. you still see that in the internals in terms of romney's image in that state. >> i said they have to run the table if they lose ohio or expand the map. one area where romney's people are talking aboutpanding the map, michigan. >> a new poll fin
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to make. >> mitt romney giving what he calls his closing arguments to voters in the midwest. >> we're shouting four more days. >> a presidential race still too close to call. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, our coverage starts now. >> thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. the candidates are heading into the last weekend of campaign 2012, making their last pitch to voters. the president and mitt romney circling each other in the midwest and we're starting with tom fitzgerald on the trail. tom? >> reporter: good evening, brian. for several days, hurricane sandy dominated the conversation but there are the new numbers out tonight from the labor department. employers adding 175,000 jobs, but the jobless rate ticking up from sun.8 to 7 -- 7.8 to 7.9%, again, unemployment taking center stage in the campaign. we begin in springfield, ohio. president obama making three stops in the state and telling crowds the state has made progress from four years ago and that republicans would reverse the trend. >> if it's a choice between going back between the top-down policies that got
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
romney is trying to keep voters focused on the economy telling them he could do better than president obama. jim acosta is traveling with the romney campaign. >> we've been traveling by bus over the last few days, ohio and iowa, one thing we've heard, he's been debuting this new theme, he is the agent, he is the candidate of big change and the president is just more of what he calls the status quo. one thing we can also report is the romney campaign is right now sort of riding a wave of momentum, some recent polls, not just nationally but across several swing states have shown romney gaining some traction and getting very close to overtaking the president in several key swing states and both nationally. now, the romney campaign did put out a memo earlier in the week throwing cold water on one ohio state poll they took issue with saying it wasn't properly calibrated but they are also at the same time touting a new "washington post" poll showing mitt romney leading the president nationally and doing very well among independents. at the same time we should p point out that alon
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 2:00am EDT
that lead with mccain and long at 2008, but only led by three points with likely voters romney leads the likely voters by five points. he won bison overall. if you look at the same panorama, it's all over. >> bob: in reality, you talk about the final vote in 2008 versus a week left to go to vote. people who vote early. you have to separate absenteeism from early voting. two separate things. people who vote early are senior citizens and they normally do. >> andrea: who leads with senior citizens? mitt romney leads. >> bob: right. >> andrea: independent and women. 3-point turnout advantage this time around swayed ten points to -- >> bob: you are taking something on election day when they did the count and doing seven things out. >> andrea: same exact date. 'canes is a political roundup, can we get to eric? >> eric: obama campaign, my opinion is in shambles. look what david axelrod had to do this morning. >> i will come on morning jo and shave off my mustache for 440 year if we lose any of the three states. with we lose michigan, minnesota, pennsylvania you shave it off? >> on the show?
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
there's a controversy about mitt romney telling voters that jeep is going to move production to china. according to the company that's entirely false. is he lying about that? >> oh, well, i don't know. i haven't talked with with the campaign staff about that. i will say this. for workers in the auto industry, across the board, whether it is gm, whether it's nissan, whether it's american motors, individuals are very concerned about the impact of regulation that the epa and osha and other federal agencies are heaping on our manufacturers. i hear this every day from my constituents who are incredibly concerned about this. i do have gm and nissan and toyota with bodine motors. everybody talks about this. it is the out-of-control regulation, the difficulty we have with trade issues right now. that's why mitt romney has laid out a plan to create 12 million american jobs making america more business-friendly and reducing this regulation. >> and yet, the numbers, the at least from chrysler, they felt so compelled about what mitt romney was saying on the campaign trail that they issued a state
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
conversations we're having. listen to what voters tell us. look at ohio where the fact mitt romney was against the auto bailout, that mitt romney writes an article and says let detroit go interrupt, that's a severely conservative position. the fact mitt romney said he wanted to see roe vs. wade overternove overturned, that's a seriously conservative position. the fact that is they're severely conservative and far away from where the majority of the american people are. it's very important in this campaign that people understand their choices. >> bill clinton, obviously, very important to shore up the base. let's talk about the impact of hurricane sandy. do you agree that it could hurt the democrats more? that the obama campaign has depended so much on the ground game, and if that gets disrupted in some of these key states, it would be a disadvantage more to the president than it would be to romney "nightly newmitt romn? >> i will say the obama campaign has put together the most effective, well thought out and planned get out the vote campaign ground game i've ever seen, and i certainly
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
and mitt romney making their final pitches to swing state voters. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we've been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> attacking me does not create an agenda for him. we actually have a plan to get this economy going. >> paul: and joining the panel this week, wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, political diary editor jason riley, james freeman and washington columnist kim strassel. >> any evidence that hurricane sandy is going to affect this race? >> i think, yes, i think it might, in the sense that -- i think one of the big elements in the race is the level of enthusiasm on both sides. my strong sense, paul, this is an enthusiasm deficit on the democratic side. >> paul: all the polls show that. >> all the polls show that and i think it's a going to be a determining factor, now, new jersey, new jersey, maryland, it isn't going to decide whether-- obama will win those states. his popular vote may b
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
biden told voters in wisconsin a romney presidency would erase all the progress the president made. >> we believe for americans to succeed the middle class has to rebuild and grow. it's the only way working class people have a way: >> reporter: the president wrapped us his campaigning at an airport thursday night reminding voters of his efforts to help an auto industry that accounts for 1 in 8 ohio jobs. >> if mitt romney was president when the auto industry was on the verge of collapse we might not have an american auto industry today. we would be buying cars from china instead of selling cars to china. >> reporter: the president was off the campaign trail today. he did a series of interviews with tv and radio stations. the new economic numbers come as the latest "associated press" poll shows likely voters with more confidence in mitt romney than president obama to handle the economy. 51% to 44%. at the white house, i'm tara mergener for cbs 5. >>> i'm ken bastida in mobile5 in south fremont. we are going to show you what it took to dig a tunnel through the middle of the city to b
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 11:30am PDT
voters who their choice was for president. barack obama has a 50% to 46% margin over mitt romney in this latest poll, which is why mitt romney and paul ryan are stu stumping there today after modifying their plans. they were going to be in virginia, but because of the storm now they're in ohio. as you see here, the two rally supporters just a short time ago in salina, ohio. they have both spent several days in the buckeye state and have more on their calendar. let's talk a little more about the direction of that state and the voting electrorate has your own new polling out this morning showing a dead heat there. obama and romney both pulling 49% of support out of likely voters. this is in line with that tightening national race according to a number of major polls. so why is, or is it your view, that ohio is kind of the microcosm of the country? >> ohio is, indeed, fredricka. it always is. it's tied this time, but if you were to compare, let's say, texas or utah with new york and put them all in one state, you would have ohio. >> so the president has traveled to that state at least
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
volunteers to find the undecided voters, the romney campaign telling us they believe that's a pool of just 2% of ohio voters, perhaps even less. they find one. >> i haven't made up my mind yet. >> reporter: russ, a dad, an electrician. how many times have you been called or contacted? >> quite a few times. >> reporter: tonight, he says he's leaning obama, telling him help for the middle class is most important to him. but the romney team not giving up. this is a gentleman who says he's been contacted several times. >> look, we're not taking -- >> reporter: nor is the team inside that obama field office, back across the street. in one of the back rooms, you don'hear phones ringing chlgt instead, the printer. printing up sacks of maps. they call it cutting the turf. and this one turf alone, how many houses? >> this is 15 or 20. >> reporter: and every one of them, a voter who they believe if they meet them face to face, will vote for the president. every dot on this map is going to be someone who gets a knock today. >> yep. and tomorrow and tuesday. >> reporter: david, a grandfather,
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
president is all about. >> the president finishing strong in ohio as mitt romney tries to scare voters in wisconsin. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> strong numbers out today prove president obama has turned this country around and the republicans can't stand it. richard wolf and david k. johnston are here with analysis. >>> plus, bob with the latest numbers that look even better for the president. >>> turner on ohio's latest voting she in nanigans. >> this is freedom. >> we'll break down the down ballot republican clapts. >> the female bodies has ways to try and shut the whole thing down. >> good to have you with us tonight. this is the report we've all been waiting for. the exienl jobs report before the election is now out and it is all good news for the obama supporters. the united states added 171,000 jobs last month. expectations were around 125,000 new jobs. the unemployment rate is up .1% of a point to 7.9%. the reason behind the slight uptick is more americans joined the work force. this of course is good news. it makes october 184,00
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. romney even pulled on the the old dick cheney trick of scaring voters before an election. >> the same path we're on means $20 trillion in debt in four years. it means stagnant take-home pay, depressed home values and a devastated military. and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> another recession? all economic indicators show the country is in a recovery. but mitt romney has no problem scaring voters if it helps him. president obama called him out on that tactic today. >> right here in ohio, folks who work at the jeep plant had been having to call up their employers because they're worried. they're asking if their jobs are being shipped to china. and the reason they're worried is because of course it turns out it's not true. this is not a game. these are people's jobs. these are people's lives. the auto industry, they spend a lot of money advertising and branding and letting folks know that we're back and we're here in america and we're making american cars with american workers. and now suddenly you got a guy going out there saying, you know, some
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
of these romney voters are more moderate republicans and the like tim kane better than his opponent. are there similar voters for obama and george allen? i am sure there are. i never met one of them. but i will say this -- george allen, despite what happened in 2006, he has won from time to time in running for statewide office 15% of the african- american vote. there would be a case in some precincts where you find some obama-allen voters. it will be interesting to see what the ticket-splitting pattern is. i can clearly see and most observers have come across the same thing, i can clearly see a band of voters who vote for mitt romney who also would for tim kaine. host: finally a tweet -- major force in the republican party. they strongly support people like our current attorney general ken cuccinelli. a major force in the republican party. they could easily dominate any republican convention. we've got a convention picking the republican nominee for governor, lieutenant governor, an attorney general to be held next spring. you can expect a tea party influence to be high. are they at
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
is choice for unlikely voters in ohio. the president 48%. governor romney 44%. i want to show you another poll that shows that 92% of folks likely voters in ohio say they have already made up their minds. is the table set in ohio? >> well, i think it is, but, candy, let me say to the governor and to all those that are going to be affected by the storm, ohio, we wish them the best, and i know the governor will do everything possible to make sure his state and his citizens are well cared for, and i -- you know, my heart goes out to him and to others who are dealing with these very difficult circumstances. in regard to ohio, we are going to get some of the remnants of this storm, but it's going to be a great week in ohio. i think politically. both candidates are going to be here, and it's going to be a hard fought campaign, but the good news from my perspective is that president obama has maintained a small but a very consistent lead in ohio. i don't know of any poll that has shown the president not leading over the last few months, as a matter of fact. >> do you think it counts for
PBS
Nov 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
.'s mitt romney has 44% of women and1% of men in his corner. women voters in battleground states are the coveted demographic according to two campaign experts. >> i think if you look at the president has done with the economy, it is very far reaching, just across the country women have access to capital to start small business, let's not forget his very, very first bill that he signed in to law was lily ledbetter fair pay act. it's a tremendous accomplishment. i think that shows his devotion and his commitment to women. >> first thing you have to ask is, what are women concerned about today, it's jobs, job security, opportunities for themselves and for their loved ones and in particular for their kidss there a brighter future. this is mitt romney's message to women to all americans. is that he is going to put in to place economic policies that will create growth which will create the jobs, be the ergy to small businesses start growing again. >> we asked the experts whether reproductive rights is a decisive issue for women voters this year. >> it is for the barack obama campaign. they
WHUT
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
automatic economic stimulus. more than three quarters voters support that. mitt romney has refused to take position on it. he hasn't even said no. >> ground game. everybody -- no matter how great campaign you ran if you don't get your supporters to the mols you don't win. you have been in ohio working alongside the romney get out to vote effort. how is it going? >> we've been about 25 different states over the past year. i will say, bonnie, i haven't seen the conservative base whether you call that tea party, whether you call it regular, more energized than i've seen in this election cycle. that certainly been true in ohio. on friday of this week there were over 20% people who were showing up for romney event, my understanding was the president's event that morning in ohio drew about 3,000. that is a huge difference. ground game comes out of those things, those people come to rallies, they go out do door knocking, phone banks. my understanding of folks on the ground in ohio is republicans have had a larger turn out, get out to vote effort there than they have ever had. >> you know why
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> a new cnn poll of likely voters in ohio shows president obama polling at 50% and mitt romney at 47%. the president made three stops in ohio today where he talked about mitt romney's lie that chrysler is moving american jobs to china. >> you've got to own what you say. this isn't a game. these are people's jobs at stake. these are people's lives. companies like g.m. and chrysler, they put a lot of time and effort and money into building up their brand and letting americans know that the american auto industry is back. and we don't want suddenly a bunch of ads saying stuff that's not true. you don't scare hard working americans just to scare up some votes. you know i tell the truth. and you know i fight for working families every single day as hard as i know how. >> president obama concluded his speech this way. >> and that's why i need you, ohio. to make sure that no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, what your last night is, where you started, no matter what, you can make it in america if you try. that's why i'm asking for your vote and if you're willi
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
ground game and focusing on early votes and those sporadic voters and that the map for romney is getting tighter. >> ari, there is that decision is there another route. sometimes the democrats are doing it but here it is for romney. is there a route around ohio. but there's romney tonight saying i think the one true thing. i have to win ohio. >> right. and when he says that, he is actually revealing more than he means to. because what it shows you also is that the pennsylvania stuff is garbage. if you could win, pennsylvania, florida and the southwest could do without ohio. >> why are they doing that? because that he's a play we've seen them try before and we've essay seen it fail before. is there some attempt to manipulate media coverage? >> to quote bill clinton, they think you're stupid. it's more a play for the media being stupid, saying look here's a chance to even it up, the press loves to even it up and pennsylvania is a way -- >> are they trying to get obama to put resources into pennsylvania? >> it is part of it. there is an element of a head fake to see can we shake something l
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
machines switching votes from mitt romney to president obama. a voter in marion county ohio outraged she had to try multiple times to get her vote to count for mitt romney. >> that is knotted w-- not who voting for. i don't know if it happened to anybody else or not. this is the first time in all the years we have voted that this has ever happened to me. >> the board of elections says the machine was inspected and recalibrated. several voters experienced similar problems in north carolina in recent weeks. >>> $250 million in tax payer money created 48 jobs that created jobs at a gre-- 400 job. 408 total jobs were created. that's over 300,000 dollars for each job and the company has since gone bankrupt. the energy department says there are more positions than the data base shows. senators say it appears proper research was not done before giving the grant. >>> talk about making a big catch. look at this. great white shark caught off manhattan beach peier in california. it is between 7 and 8 feet long. the shark was released back into the ocean. but this is the second time this year that a
FOX
Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
candidates drawing huge crowds, but the first lady and ann romney, their message to voters coming up. coming up. we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. prand you're seeing that rightno quit in amnow.a... over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting w
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